Ventura County Government Center
Hall of Administration Building, Fourth Floor
800 S. Victoria Ave.
Ventura, CA 93009-1940

Community Development

The County of Ventura Community Development Division is dedicated to serving the diverse needs of Ventura County residents, primarily those with lower incomes, through partnerships with non-profit and government organizations to meet the unmet needs for affordable and supportive housing, community development programs, social service programs and economic development opportunities.

Community Development achieves this through a variety of projects and programs:

  • Grant administration of U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) programs – Community Development Block Development (CDBG) grants, HOME Investment Partnerships Program, and Emergency Solutions Grants
  • Management of the HUD Ventura County Continuum of Care Grant Program
  • Administration of grant funding – federal, state, local and temporary funding sources
  • Special Projects and Initiatives – farmworker housing, disaster recovery, Project Roomkey, Piru Redevelopment Area

News, Events and Special Notices


Affordable Housing in Ventura County

The County of Ventura has recently received historic investments in federal, state and local funding to be used towards the development of affordable housing. To learn more about the funds and projects that are in development, in construction, or completed, a comprehensive guide may be found here.

Notice of Public Hearing

May 14, 2024, 10:30 A.M.

The County of Ventura plans to conduct its third public hearing for the draft FY 2024-25 Annual Action Plan. The purpose of this public hearing is to receive comments and seek the Board of Supervisors approval before transmitting the Annual Action Plan to the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

A draft of the 2024-25 Annual Action Plan is available on the County Executive Office’s website located at

Additional information may be found in the attached public notices:

Contact Us

For general inquiries or questions, please email

Please contact the following staff regarding these programs:

Christy Madden

Senior Deputy Executive Officer, HUD Program Manager and Special Projects
Christy Madden | 805.654.2679 |



Homeless Grants Management: ESG and Continuum of Care
Jennifer Harkey | 805.658.4342 |

HOME and NSP, and HUD Plans Development
Tracy McAulay | 805.232.1371 |

CDBG, Piru RDA Successor Agency, and County Housing Successor Agency
Mary Ann Guariento | 805.654.2852 |

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